Description: A community for USGS software developers and other interested parties to discuss software release protocols and policies, development best practices, software metadata, and software libraries, packages, and tools.

Points Of Contact: Blake Draper,  and Michelle Guy,

To join, email

Join the Slack channel at this link. If you do not have a Slack account, email Paul Moreland ( and he will get you setup.

Much of the discussion related to Software Dev Cluster's interests can be found at the USGS best-practices repository.


Upcoming "coffee talk" gathering September 28th at 3:30pm ET. 

Topic: Software repository requirements & recommendations (e.g. licenses, disclaimers, metadata, contributions, code of conduct, etc.), as always bring your questions and feedback!


Phone: passcode 17803786 

x4848 From the Reston National Center

703-648-4848 From other DOI locations. The Networx voice contract provides reduced long- distance charges.

1-855-547-8255 (855-5GS-TALK) From non-DOI locations including cell phones

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